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Beny
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:41 AM
Well, it`s hard to define what 'best forehand' means..the most powerful?the most accurate?the most reliable?..perhaps the combination of all those things.It`s up to you how you combine it..and say who has the best forehand out of these five players..

Russianboy90
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:44 AM
Definitely LenaD!!!! :worship:

Viktymise
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:45 AM
Dementieva can hit the most outrageous CC winners off her FH so im picking her

Beny
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:49 AM
I had to vote for Sveta. I`m a huge fan of Lena but the FH shots I`ve seen from Sveta were more incredible...not all shots. Lena has hit a lot of excellent forehands too. But those from Sveta were a bit better...

Beny
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:50 AM
Explain why you chose the player...

Dexter
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:51 AM
It's for sure not the best (yet!) but it's pure joy to watch Ana's FH on fire :drool:

Carsten
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:51 AM
Tina Pisnik :lol:


no I would say Kuzzie ;)

Russianboy90
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:55 AM
I had to vote for Sveta. I`m a huge fan of Lena but the FH shots I`ve seen from Sveta were more incredible...not all shots. Lena has hit a lot of excellent forehands too. But those from Sveta were a bit better...
But Lena can hit the ball very hard. I think when she has a good day she can reach Sveta!

Beny
Aug 1st, 2006, 12:02 PM
But Lena can hit the ball very hard. I think when she has a good day she can reach Sveta!
Yes she can..actually when she has a good day she can reach Sveta`s high standard.But when Sveta has a good day she can produce the fastest forehand,very powerful...
..but it`s not all about power, maybe Lena`s FHs are more accurate..

btw. It`s all pretty tied so far :bounce:

Viktymise
Aug 1st, 2006, 12:04 PM
Why is Sharapova on the list, her FH is prone to breakdown look at the 4th round at Wimbledon this yr against Pennetta she was making a ton of errors off it, not in the same league technique wise on that FH as the others

Beny
Aug 1st, 2006, 12:08 PM
Why is Sharapova on the list, her FH is prone to breakdown look at the 4th round at Wimbledon this yr against Pennetta she was making a ton of errors off it, not in the same league technique wise on that FH as the others
I heard she holds the record of speed of a shot in WT..FH of course..
her FH is good enough to be in the list

frenchie
Aug 1st, 2006, 12:09 PM
lol at sharapova!!!!

I say Sveta

Viktymise
Aug 1st, 2006, 12:11 PM
I heard she holds the record of speed of a shot in WT..FH of course..
her FH is good enough to be in the list
i dont think because she's hit the fastest FH's that merits her to be on the list, if you went by that credentials you could put Venus and Serena on the list too, im sure overall they hit the fastest forehands, i think Pierce should be on the list over Sharapova :shrug:

msharafan
Aug 1st, 2006, 12:14 PM
well id ahve to say after watching the elena maria match at this years quater final at wimby and at indian wells this year i think i know who has the better forehand! lol you deserved that! sorry! marias forehand is known to break down but when on form can be fabulous it depends what form and what confidence she has, although i would probably say svetlana has the best then kim then maria

sapir1434
Aug 1st, 2006, 12:15 PM
out of those, Svetlana definitely! her inside-inside and inside-outside' forehand is almost perfect

Kunal
Aug 1st, 2006, 12:19 PM
steffie graf

THATS IT

vw.
Aug 1st, 2006, 12:50 PM
Lindsay. Technically the best, strikes the ball the best, and is among the hardest hitters on tour.

Aaron.
Aug 1st, 2006, 12:52 PM
Nicole has a good Forehand when shes in a good temper

Craigy
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:05 PM
Nicole and Tati :p
Kim's is amazing when it's on :drool:

pancake
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:07 PM
Mary Pierce when she's on, her forehand is very very ferocious.

From the list, Davenport imo.

DomenicDemaria
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:08 PM
I think Marys forehand is the best but out of the list I think Lindsay. She has great rist work and timing. It is always reliable unlike Svetlanas, Marias and Elena whose forehand sides are inconsistent.

No Name Face
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:09 PM
Dementieva.

her running CC FH winners are :worship:
her inside out forehand is :worship: :worship: (re: USO SF vs. Capriati)
her forehand ROS is amazing too.

Just Do It
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:11 PM
and where is Ivanovic ???

Pheobo
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:11 PM
Why is kim on this list? Her forehand is a liability.

I'd say LenaD....she can smack the most amazing winners off that side.

G~Playa
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:13 PM
It's for sure not the best (yet!) but it's pure joy to watch Ana's FH on fire :drool:
Yeah Yeah :D

mauresmofan
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:17 PM
Clijsters has the most consistantly good forehand out of those mentioned. That for me constitutes the best because it's very powerful and reliable. Sveta is way too hit and miss so I would put Davenport second.

Cp6uja
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:20 PM
It's for sure not the best (yet!) but it's pure joy to watch Ana's FH on fire :drool:

I agree 100%... but out of this i vote Lindsay (Sveta is No2).

GrandSlam05
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:28 PM
If Maria should be taken off the list because her forehand breaks down, then so should Kim. Remember those 2003 finals against Justine? What about last year's RG R16 against Lindsay. She couldn't keep a forehand in the court at certain points. Even when they played a few weeks later at Wimbledon the forehand became a liablility late in the 3rd set. When Kim gets tight, the forehand is usually the shot that leaves her. One major exception being her qf against Martina at OZ this year where she couldn't hit a backhand.

-Makiri-
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:32 PM
Lindsay!

tenn_ace
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:37 PM
Sveta baby :worship:

sebbe
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:57 PM
Lindsay....she hit winners from nowhere all the time! Even though she not in 100% controll she can hit those clean winners.

tennisfan2480
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:58 PM
Wow, tough call between Kim, Lindsay and Svetlana. Kim's is MOST accurate overall when she is ON. Lindsay's is heavy and deep, when ON. and Svetlana's is the most powerful when she is ON.

Beny
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:22 PM
The winner is Svetlana so far. Should I close this poll(Is it possible at all?) :)

.ivy.
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:29 PM
Lena. Because her serve is so lacking, she's made up for it in her groudies, especially on her forehand side, great pace and placement.

Havok
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:34 PM
Not for anything, but that's a bad list :o. Sharapova and Clijsters forehands can be good at times, but are usualy decent for the most part.

And the best forehand in the game is missing, Mary Pierce :worship:.

supergrunt
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:45 PM
Serena! :worship:

LegionArgentina
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:52 PM
Sveta has an excellent FH , also Lindsay

supergrunt
Aug 1st, 2006, 08:06 PM
If you are going to put Kim and Maria, why not Venus and Serena :sad: ? People (Mary Carillo :rolleyes: ) say that Serena's forehand technique is so bad but I don't see it. Venus has some off-forehand days but when it is on it is one of the best.

frenchie
Aug 1st, 2006, 08:08 PM
If you are going to put Kim and Maria, why not Venus and Serena :sad: ? People (Mary Carillo :rolleyes: ) say that Serena's forehand technique is so bad but I don't see it. Venus has some off-forehand days but when it is on it is one of the best.

I think Serena's FH technique is very good especially back in 2002-2003

oakkao
Aug 1st, 2006, 08:10 PM
When Sveta is on, she has the best forehand. However, she can become quite inconsistent.


So I voted Lindsay :)

UDACHi
Aug 1st, 2006, 08:11 PM
sveta or elena. i'll vote elena cause i'm a biased bitch. :hearts:

maria and kim make too many errors off of it.

Milito22
Aug 1st, 2006, 08:20 PM
ESBETA Nš1 :worship:

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 1st, 2006, 08:28 PM
I voted Lindsay ofcourse, no one strikes the ball better than her.

as for my list, I will put Serena second to her then those list will follow.

Dunlop1
Aug 1st, 2006, 08:38 PM
Sveta's my pick.
Svetlana's forehand is the modern forehand at its best. She powers that stroke from her thick legs, open stance and lets it rip. You can tell from the way she hits the shot that she trained in Spain.
She gets good topspin on the shot and the ball has a lot of action on it.
Her inside-out forehand can be massive (not just in terms of speed but speed and spin; like the men's forehand) and this is why I chose her.

It was close between Sveta and Lindsay though because Lindsay epitomizes the classic forehand. Classic grip (between eastern and semi-western), step in, extend through to target and then finishes above the shoulder. Technique wise it is perfect and clean but the shot off your racquet doesn't have that much action on it (though it may be fast), it bounces right in the strike zone of your opponents who can tee off your pace and these balls are easier to volley off of.
Edge to Sveta.

Sharapova is close as well. When she steps in and swings through the ball she can really kill it.
My issue is she hits way too many over-the-head forehands. Those shots are harder to control and easier to mess up. You can pull up on those shots easier and as a result send your ball long (which happens to her quite a bit).

Clijsters, the one thing I like about her forehand is the way she hits the shoulder high forehand. You would think she has a western grip the way she kills them!

I concur with those that said Mary Pierce should've been included. Her forehand can be :eek: .

Dunlop1
Aug 1st, 2006, 08:43 PM
Serena and Venus (as good as they are) cannot be included in any 'best forehands' poll because their technique is flawed. It's all over the place. They pull up on their forehands way too much.

serena_forever
Aug 9th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Davenport

Lulu.
Aug 9th, 2006, 01:57 PM
Out of these choices, Lindsay

Lennval
Aug 9th, 2006, 01:59 PM
lindsay and Lena D

iPatty
Aug 9th, 2006, 02:17 PM
terrible list. mary pierce and patty schnyder both replaced by sharapova and clijsters. :tape:

lena has the best one, out of that list.

Lindsayfan
Aug 9th, 2006, 02:31 PM
among those players, lindsay for sure. in general, pierce and capriati have great forehands

Sund7101
Aug 9th, 2006, 03:15 PM
Lindsay

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 9th, 2006, 04:13 PM
Lindsay by FAR!....it's not even really up for discussion...

Vassili
Aug 9th, 2006, 04:13 PM
lena of course

dizoo
Aug 9th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Sveta!

\o/

selyoink
Aug 9th, 2006, 05:16 PM
I think Davenport probably does because she has a lot of power but still keeps the errors down most of the time. Kuznetsova has the best in terms of damage she can do with the forehand but has some terrible days error wise. Same for Lena.

LDF
Aug 9th, 2006, 06:15 PM
Serena and Venus (as good as they are) cannot be included in any 'best forehands' poll because their technique is flawed.

Kim and Maria's forehands aren't exactly technical beauties either :shrug:

Mary Pierce should definitely be put on the list instead.

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 9th, 2006, 06:17 PM
My favorites:

Mirza, Pierce, Ivanovic, Kuznetsova, Dementieva

SvetaPleaseWin.
Aug 9th, 2006, 06:18 PM
1.dementieva
2.kuznetsova
3.schnyder

Apoorv
Aug 9th, 2006, 06:21 PM
mirza's forehand is a beauty. it may be inconsistant but is the hardest hit forehand and is beautifully executed. watch her both matches against kuznetsova and u can see her hitting it better than sveta. in this list:

1. sveta
2. lena
3. lindsay
4. kim
5. maria

perseus2006
Aug 9th, 2006, 06:23 PM
This board is really slipping! It took 36 posts before Serena was cited. Good grief! The very first response should have taken umbrage that Serena and Venus were not on the list.

Beny
Aug 21st, 2006, 10:17 AM
Lindsay won here...
Who will win in the same thread now?

Yarden
Aug 21st, 2006, 10:44 AM
Sveta!!

Ntour
Aug 21st, 2006, 10:51 AM
marias forehand is technically very bad
justines is technically good but breaksdown and produces lots of errors sometimes

i say lindsay,elena or Ana

mike/topgun
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:18 PM
1.Lindsay - the best technique, the best accuracy, very reliable, very powerful
2.Maria - same as Lindsay but her technique is not as superior
3.Sveta - too many ue
4.Elena - robotic shot, when she's on she's like a machine, but overall it's more reliable than accurate or technically correct, she's not using her wrist at that shot:help:
5.Kim -:lol: very erratic, tends to hit it late, her backhand is her main strenght

RND
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:23 PM
I vote for Lindsay,she has power,sha has accuracy,she has angles.Simply the BEST! :worship: :bounce:

sfselesfan
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:25 PM
Ivanovic should be an option.

I still would have voted for Lindsay...but arguments can be made that Ivanovic is the new forehand powerhouse on the tour.

SF

Mightymirza
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:26 PM
yeah my favs..

Mirza,LenaD,Ana,sveta and I laso like Justines forehand..Me thinks it works well..Esppp on clay :hearts:

mashamaniac
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:34 PM
probably masha and kim are better then all in forehand but in backhand momo and jhh!

P_Fer
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:44 PM
I have to go with Lena D.

DarkchildSwiss
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:57 PM
Lena D.